|Emotional and Spiritual Balance with T’ai Chi
30th June, 2005
What is T'ai Chi?
T'ai Chi is an art in which you develop at your own pace regardless
of your age or physical ability. T'ai Chi's universal appeal lies in
its ability to improve greatly the lives of people of different ages
Everything in the world has a complementary opposite. The yin-yang
symbol reminds you that life is made up of opposites and that life is
a continuous cycle of these opposites. Good times follow bad, sunshine
follows rain and smile follows tears.
T'ai Chi and Yoga are sister disciplines; they share common roots dating
back to pre-history. Both can help you understand the mysteries of Chi,
realise spiritual potential, and become healthy and strong. They emphasise
stretching, body alignments, breath work, and Chi energy, called prana
in Yoga. Only their training methods are different — while Yoga is all
about control, T'ai Chi is about letting go and flow. The joints are
never fully bent, straightened, or locked while doing T'ai Chi movements
whereas many Yoga postures fully bend, straighten, or lock the joints.